Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Learn Knowledge to be at the Forefront of Tomorrow's Technology

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Program Overview

Are you fascinated by the convergence of electronics, mechanics, and robotics? The Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) is crafted to develop specialists in this exciting field. This program equips students with skills in electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, robotics, wireless communication, renewable energy, instrumentation, and industry-computerized control systems. Ideal for careers in manufacturing, food processing, bio-medical, energy production, and more, mechatronics is a gateway to a myriad of tech jobs.

Unique to this program is the acceptance of Idaho Skillstack® badges, allowing students to apply up to 15 credits of mechatronics-related skills toward their degree. This flexibility lets students customize their skills or enable industry-customized training. Graduates of the Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology program emerge with a broad set of technical skills, making them highly marketable in a society increasingly reliant on automation and high-tech equipment.

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Degree or Certificate Type

Associate of Applied Science

Basic Technical Certificate

Time to Complete

1 – 2 years

Primary Location

Learning Opportunities

  • Hands-On Training: Gain practical skills with state-of-the-art equipment in electronics, robotics, and automated systems.
  • Broad Skill Set: Develop a versatile skill set applicable to diverse high-tech industries.
  • Customizable Education Path: Utilize Idaho SkillStack® badges for credit towards the degree, tailoring your learning experience.
  • Industry Partnerships: Engage in internships and apprenticeships through partnerships with local companies, gaining real-world experience.
  • Job Market Readiness: Graduate with nationally recognized certifications and a comprehensive skill set in demand in the job market.

Micron Core Education Partner

As the core education partner with Micron Technology, Inc. (Micron), CWI is excited to lead efforts in delivering top-level education and skills training to students in support of the company's recently announced $15 billion expansion in Boise.

Gain relevant industry experience while having your education costs covered through Micron's Registered Apprenticeship Program. 

Area of Study

Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology – Basic Technical Certificate

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Career Opportunities

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

    Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.


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  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters

    Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.


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  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

    Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.


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  • Calibration Technologists and Technicians

    Execute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff. Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices. May perform preventive maintenance on equipment. May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.


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  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

    Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


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  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians

    Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.


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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.

"The classes teach you a lot of what you need to know in these fields. The instructors know what they’re talking about and have a lot of experience with what you would see outside of a classroom setting." Read more > about Learning New Career Paths Through CWI
Michael Hertel
Student, Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology
"I truly enjoy what I do. The courses I took at CWI truly prepared me for my job. I use almost everything I learned every single day." Read more > about From an Aircraft Carrier to College: Launching an In-Demand Career
Jason Billig
2014 Graduate, Advanced Mechatronics Electronics Technology
"The curriculum covered a wide variety of electronics-based career fields. The classes were just the right mix of critical thinking and hands-on training. Also, the faculty was very capable and had many years of real world experience. What's really exciting is that the program translates effectively into careers. I have received multiple offers for high-tech, high-paying careers. Now it's just a matter of picking the one that's the best fit for me!"
Robert Dunfee
Student, Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology
"I had excellent instructors who provided real-world examples from their own experiences working in business and industry. My education opened doors. I have been promoted, and now I earn an excellent salary with benefits. "
Jim Bell
Graduate, Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology


Step 1

  • Apply to CWI.
  • Choose Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology as your major.

Step 2

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 3

  • Attend an Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Exploration event prior to registering for classes. Contact for future event details.

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